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As Iran Dumps Dollar, Congress Quietly Slips in Bill for ‘Use of Force Against Iran’

On March 21, The Islamic Republic of Iran will cease using the U.S. dollar in all of its financial reporting. The decision to stop using the dollar as a reference has been in the works for some time but was expedited after the Trump administration decided to include Iran as one of the seven countries banned from entering the United States.

Iranian PressTV reported, “Valiollah Seif, the governor of the Central Bank of Iran, was quoted by domestic media as saying that Iran would either replace the US dollar with a new common foreign currency or use a basket of currencies in all official financial and foreign exchange reports.”

Seif reportedly stated the country of Iran needs a much more stable foreign currency, that the dollar is insignificantly found in exchange houses throughout the country, and Iran would be better-suited trading in European Union Euros, Chinese Yen, or in United Arab Emirates Dirham.

Following Trump’s plan, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen have all been banned from entering the US for a period of at least 90 days. The decision has angered globalists who see borders as just one more man-made obstacle to freedom to travel the world, as well as anyone with family or conducting business in those countries.

Even with all the angst and outrage, if Iran goes ahead with its plan to replace the dollar in its monetary system, the country’s theocratic leaders run the risk of falling victim to U.S. vengeance.

In fact, the United States is already preparing for potential conflict with Iran, the US has introduced H.J.Res.10 – Authorization of Use of Force Against Iran Resolution

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This resolution was quietly introduced last month with absolutely no media attention in spite of the fact that it “authorizes the President to use the U.S. Armed forces as necessary in order to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.”

Other countries and their leaders have attempted to do the same thing as Iran, but it backfired in their faces and they were subsequently invaded by the US. TFTP’s Jay Syrmopoulos reported in January, NATO’s involvement in Libya, “was not for the protection of the people, but instead it was to thwart Gaddafi’s attempt to create a gold-backed African currency to compete with the Western central banking monopoly.”

Likewise, the involvement of the USA in Libya’s affairs, “was also driven by a desire to gain access to a greater share of Libyan oil production, and to undermine a long term plan by Gaddafi to supplant France as the dominant power in the Francophone Africa region.”

Just as in Libya, Iraq’s Saddam Hussein waded into the currency controversy when he announced Iraq would no longer sell Iraqi oil in dollars. According to The New American, “Iraqi despot Saddam Hussein, once armed by the U.S. government to make war on Iran, was threatening to start selling oil in currencies other than the dollar just prior to the Bush administration’s ‘regime change’ (George W. Bush) mission.” The year 2000 Time article stated Saddam’s purpose for making the change was for Iraq to no longer deal “in the currency of the enemy”.

In 2006, just prior to Syria’s Bashar Al-Assad being called by U.S. officials as a genocidal war criminal who needs to step down, the Chicago Tribune reported “Syria has switched the primary hard currency it uses for foreign goods and services from the U.S. dollar to the euro in a bid to make it less vulnerable to pressure from Washington. The decree signed by Syrian Prime Minister Naji al-Otari on Monday ordered government bodies and public-sector companies to use euros to pay for foreign transactions.” The announcement may seem insignificant, but it may have been the last straw in an already chilly relationship with Syria. After all, Syria had made business arrangements with nearly all of America’s foes and major competitors; Cuba, Venezuela, Argentina, Iran, Russia, and China.

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That plan backfired quickly after the U.S. targeted Assad for removal, going so far as to provide arms and cash to Sunni rebels in a proxy war against Syria’s Assad.

Donald Trump has said he may pursue a more diplomatic solution. However, that is yet to be seen. For the moment, he’s simply banning all immigration from Syria amid talk of establishing “safe zones” for Syrians to be able to remain in their homeland. It remains to be seen if the terms “safe zone” are equivalent to what the previous Bush administrations called “no-fly zones,” a tactical move which led to air superiority over Iraq and Libya, later leading to those countries’ downfalls.

As The Free Thought Project has reported on numerous occasions, Muammar Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein, and Bashar Al-Assad all attempted to move away from the dollar and replace it with another currency. All three saw their countries destroyed. Only Assad remains in power for the moment, protected only by Russia, and Syrian ally Iran. But after Russia withdraws, one could only expect the conflict to resume, with the expressed intents and purposes of overthrowing Syria and allowing for Western companies to enter and exploit Syria’s natural resources, and establish a more dollar-friendly national currency.

Make no mistake, the US has no problem invading Iran and will do so on a whim — all the while, maintain support of the citizens — in the name of spreading freedom. 

  • Lilly Luna

    Russia won’t leave. They want access to the pipelines. It’s all about the resources people! Always has been….always will be.

    • Central Banking is the resource…

    • Brian King

      There getting paid off with the lifting of sanctions and they think they might get a piece of the pie with Rex Tillerson as sec of state

      • david

        Putin knows sanctions can be lifted and reimposed and with a rising oil price he is not in such a hurry..I believe Iran is a red line..

        • Brian King

          He is playing along to see if trump is really on his side but it looks like trump was just bullshitting and he’s playing divide and conquer with Russia and their friends and tryna break up the alliance and I think Russia knows this but they also think they might get something out of it but if it gets outta hand they will put there foot down

    • gininitaly
  • ramblinape

    This administration is fully geared to take on Iran. Look at the people in place – this is why restoring relations with Russia was so important to Trump. He knew that with bad relations with Russia – they would back Iran. With the US positioning itself to take on good relations with Russia and people in place inside the US Govt that Russia likes (look no further then sec of state Rex Tillerson), lifting sanctions on Russia in co-operation to back off supporting Iran is key. This administration will to war with Iran. All of the cards are in place for this to occur.

    • rtb61

      Just noise, nothing more. Iran and Russia and China are tied together now thanks to Obama’s efforts. As far as Russia and China are concerned Iran is a red line, the know they will be next, hence they will act if Iran is attacked.
      The US government went nuts under the Uncle Tom and attacked everyone at once, the EU, Russia, China, Iran, Brazil etc etc quiet the mess. Now, no cooperation, not really, just better business relations, they will be polite and all but all Trump can do now is make noise because the US has already dug itself to deep and must work out of the deep pit Obama put them in.
      Trump will be a frustrated as hell, having a huge mess to deal with and being blamed for it, he was blamed for stuff within a day of coming to power, stuff that started years ago.

    • Olivier Yvergneaux

      Russia will NEVER EVER ABANDON SYRIA NOR TOLERATE ATTACK ON IRAN

  • Agha zahid Ali

    This is harm full for American more defamed her immage already develope in cold war crual war making Killer groups to kill innocent human on earth.Supporting enemy of peace in the theworld.

    • A1701

      The United Shits of Amerikkka really don’t give a fuck who they kill

      • Tommy Boy

        Sad But True

        • Johnpd

          Including their own troops, who they vaccinate up to the eyeballs & send into war zones they’ve contaminated with depleted uranium weapons.

  • There are still 10k Jews in Iran… surely the US will not bomb their kings.

    • Thomas Fox

      Don’t bet on it

    • Roche

      Spoken like another Jewish hating liberal troll.

      • Max

        “Jewish hating liberal troll” is an oxymoron

        • Roche

          Oy vey, liberals prefer moslem terrorists over Jews, don’t be such a amoretz troll.

          • Percy Dovetonsils

            Jews and the U.S. government, oops, they’re one and the same, are responsible for 9/11. An inside job is the only way to explain how 1) four airliners known to be hijacked flew around the most protected airspace on the planet from anywhere between 30 and 100 minutes without ever having been intercepted by the most advanced military on the planet and 2) the WTC buildings 1, 2, and 7 fell the way they did, and on, and on…

      • Olivier Yvergneaux

        what’s ‘hateful’ to mention the ‘inconvenient truth’ (for lack of a better term) that Iran and Persia have since many many centuries harboored a jewish community and that this community has remained an integral part of its tissue of society (even after substantial number emigrated to Israel) , kindly refusing to do Alijah , they even have one member in Parliament -)

  • Tommy Boy

    The U.S.A is all about War. The wealthy in power do not care about loss of life or the destruction caused. If our country gets nuked, these S.O.B’s already have an exit plan.

    • Edward Alexander

      War is all about profit for corporations that provide products and services for wars and of course stealing resources from other countries. As a US citizen I am ashamed of the US war machine. The pitch that keeps most US citizens blinded/brain washed is that “war is peace”. War is not peace – “war is profit.”

    • lkonz001

      Imperialism never ended.

  • amashinobi

    We will be bombing them shortly…

  • Otto T. Goat

    Where do you get these notions?

  • Ivan Pihama

    Meanwhile in the heavens…
    a meteor is spending towards Earth
    Im goin max out my card just in case

    • ThinkaBit

      Fancy seeing you here as I scroll through the comments…. Lol….

  • Pye Ian

    Kind of a clueless article. The writer doesn’t mention, or know about, the pipeline politics which Assad had engaged in. Nor the fact that Russia and China have committed multiple times to protecting Iran against attack or invasion (google it). Sure, the dollar shifting angle is important, but not as divorced from other factors.

    Plus, Iran is neither Iraq, Syria, nor Libya….

  • poor defence

    I do agree with preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. After all how many more unstable regimes does the world want possessing nuclear weapons? Pakistan and North Korea are more than enough. Having said that I do think that Trump is less likely to start a war with Iran than others. If Clinton had been elected then a war with Iran would have been more likely. Incidentally who thinks that the EU euro or the Chinese yen (s/be yuan) would be more stable than the US dollar?

    • strav

      The US is most unstable country of all it has nukes in foreign countries like turkey germany couple of other nato countries! Iran is stable hasnt invaded no one!

      • Kenneth

        “hasnt invaded no one!”

        When able, they hire out their dirty work.

  • Duckbudder

    The Yen is from Japan, not China.

  • Will Forbes

    This was introduced jan 3rd at the beginning of this congress session, I haven’t check other sessions but I assume this is carry over. It sits as being introduced jan 3, along with other bills that clickbait writers are using to stir alarm. Iran moved to drop dollar jan 29th as reported by english speaking media in the country, with estim date of enactment in march. This was not direct cause and effect as you suggest, but more like…
    effect that republicans keep loaded, ready to use…. cause yet to be
    determined by future actions. How do you rectify this?

  • Newtronic

    Drop dollars…
    get shot.

  • Joe Manchik

    Y u p. It’s time for the United States to overthrow the sovereign nation of Iran and once again put another American puppet Shah of Iran in power. Right? https://youtu.be/XtYOjMmEMeg

  • Frederic Freeload

    Are we going to wage war with every country that decides our spending is out of control … Abolish the FED and tell the banksters no more and do what they think is best …. The nation has been blessed with untold resources but unfortunately we are being managed by corrupt stupid fools who think that might makes right…GET RID OF THESE BOZOs…